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Sania Mirza’s New Year’s Resolution: Taking Care Of Unfinished Business

Doubles World No.1 Sania Mirza is closing in on 90 weeks at the top of the rankings, but there's one title missing from the Indian star's resume that she hopes to add in 2017…

Published December 21, 2016 12:14

Sania Mirza’s New Year’s Resolution: Taking Care Of Unfinished Business
Sania Mirza

Doubles World No.1 Sania Mirza is closing in on 90 weeks at the top of the rankings, but she's still got unfinished business to take care of in 2017.

The Indian star ended the season as the world's top doubles player for the second straight year, capping off a stellar run which saw her win three Grand Slams in a row, go on a 41-match winning streak and rack up an incredible 15 titles with four different partners.

But despite the impressive trophy haul, there's still one title missing from her resume, and in 2017 Mirza intends to make things right on the red clay of Paris.

"In 2017, I would love to win a Grand Slam," Mirza said, speaking at a promotional event in India. "If that [winning the French Open] does happen, it would be amazing. I won't kill myself if I don't [win the French Open].

"It would be amazing for me to have three back-to-back years with at least one Grand Slam. So that would be my goal really, and everything else follows."

Mirza came close to lifting the French Open doubles trophy in 2011 when she reached the final with then-partner Elena Vesnina, but six years down the road the World No.1 is heading to Paris in search of her first Coupe Simone-Mathieu and the Career Slam.

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